Minnesota Stroke System
With stroke, time lost is brain lost. More than one-third of Minnesotans live over 60 minutes away from a primary stroke center. Nearly 1 in 3 stroke victims arrive first at a small, rural hospital. These facts highlight the need to ensure that every community hospital is equipped to treat acute stroke patients.
The Minnesota Department of Health partnered with the American Heart Association to convene the Minnesota Stroke System Council to develop an acute stroke system for Minnesota. Planning concluded in December 2012. Legislation was passed in the 2013 Minnesota Legislature to authorize the MDH to designate hospitals as stroke facilities. Download the stroke hospital designation language here: SF1034.2.
We anticipate the designation application process to begin in March 2014.
For more information, please contact Albert Tsai at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stroke System Resources
February 4, 2014 Webinar: Minnesota Stroke Hospital Designation
- Download the slide deck (PPT 825 KB/20 slides)
- View the webinar via WebEx (streaming online). 31 minutes. (You may need to download the WebEx plug-in for your browser.)
- View the webinar in PowerPoint (PPT 110 MB, 31 minutes) (Please note that this is a large file and may take time to download. To play the presentation, move your mouse over the bottom of the screen. The Play button (and progress bar) should appear. Click the Play icon (a triangle) to start the presentation.)
- View the webinar in Windows Media Player as a WMV file (WMV, 105 MB, 31 minutes)
- Minnesota Stroke System Hospital Designation Toolkit (PDF 5.9 MB/57 pages)
- Brain Attack Coalition Recommendations for Acute Stroke Ready Hospitals (Alberts et al, Stroke 2013) (PDF 947 KB/14 pages)